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Encyclopedia > Iced Earth
Origin Flag of the United States United States
Genre(s) Heavy metal
Thrash metal
Power metal
Years active 1984 - present
Label(s) Century Media
Steamhammer
SPV GmbH
Associated
acts
Demons & Wizards
Winter's Bane
Judas Priest
Beyond Fear
Seven Witches
Blind Guardian
Website www.icedearth.com
Members
Jon Schaffer
Tim "Ripper" Owens
Troy Seele
Dennis Hayes
Brent Smedley
Former members
Matt Barlow

Gene Adam
John Greely
Bill Owen
Randall Shawver
Larry Tarnowski
Ralph Santolla
Ernie Carletti
Tim Mills
Richard Bateman
Dave Abell
Keith Menser
James MacDonough
Steve DiGiorgio
James "Bo" Wallace
Greg Seymour
Mike McGill
Rick Secchiari
Rodney Beasley
Mark Prator
Richard Christy
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Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band that combine influences from thrash metal, power metal, progressive metal, opera, speed metal and NWOBHM. In 1999 their leader and songwriter Jon Schaffer teamed up with Blind Guardian vocalist Hansi Kürsch to form a side project called Demons & Wizards. Heavy metal redirects here. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by the high speed and aggression. ... Power metal is a style of heavy metal music typically with the aim of evoking an epic feel, combining characteristics of traditional metal with thrash metal or speed metal, often within symphonic context. ... Progressive metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music which blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing of progressive rock. ... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... Speed metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal that spawned in the early 1980s and was the direct musical progenitor of thrash metal[1] [2]. When Speed metal first emerged as a genre, it innovatively increased the tempo of the music template set forth by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin... The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) emerged in the late 70s, in part a reaction to the contemporary decline of traditional heavy metal bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, all three of which had been submerged by a mixture of personal problems, tiredness and... This article is about the year. ... Jon Ryan Schaffer (born March 15, 1968 in Franklin, Indiana) is a heavy metal guitarist and songwriter. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Hansi Kürsch Hansi Kürsch (born August 10, 1966 in Lank-Latum, Germany) is the lead vocalist of metal band Blind Guardian. ... Demons & Wizards is a power metal recording project conceived as a side-project of the metal bands Blind Guardian and Iced Earth. ...

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History

The central figure of Iced Earth is rhythm guitarist and songwriter Jon Schaffer. He first had the idea when taken to a KISS concert. Schaffer formed the band under the name "Purgatory" in Indiana in 1984. After moving to Florida Schaffer was forced to change his band's name by another group called Purgatory. He settled on "Iced Earth", a name that had been suggested by a longtime friend who was killed in a motorcycle accident[citation needed]. The group's Enter the Realm EP was popular enough that they released an eponymous debut LP with Century Media Records. Vocalist Gene Adam was originally going to perform on the follow-up record, Night of the Stormrider but was fired from the band after refusing to take singing lessons. He was replaced by John Greely, with Schaffer himself also providing some lead vocals on the album. Jon Ryan Schaffer (born March 15, 1968 in Franklin, Indiana) is a heavy metal guitarist and songwriter. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Enter the Realm is a demo cassette by Iced Earth. ... Iced Earth is the eponymous debut album by Iced Earth. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Night of the Stormrider is Iced Earths second full-length album and is a concept album about a man who is betrayed by religion and turns away from it in anger. ...


Since then, the band has gone through numerous lineup changes, with only Jon Schaffer and ex-guitarist Randall Shawver lasting at least 9 years with the group. Greely was kicked out of the band after allegedly stealing money from other band members and making Anti-semitic comments on the European tour with Blind Guardian while in Germany. Vocalist Matt Barlow joined the band (after a three-year band hiatus following Night of the Stormrider) for Burnt Offerings, largely based on Dante's Inferno[citation needed]. Barlow's vocals proved extremely popular, even though he was not vocally trained until 1996. Barlow remained with the band for many years, recording the albums The Dark Saga, Days of Purgatory, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Alive in Athens, Horror Show and Tribute to the Gods. Barlow eventually parted amicably with the band in June 2003 to pursue a career with the United States Department of Homeland Security. Schaffer wanted him to try and see if he could do The Glorious Burden before leaving, but he soon realized that Barlow had lost his enthusiasm, so he let Barlow go[citation needed]. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Matt Barlow (born 10 April 1970 in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA) is an American heavy metal singer and police officer. ... Night of the Stormrider is Iced Earths second full-length album and is a concept album about a man who is betrayed by religion and turns away from it in anger. ... Burnt Offerings is Iced Earths third album, released April 18, 1995, by Century Media Records. ... Dante in a fresco series of famous men by Andrea del Castagno, ca. ... Look up inferno, Inferno, infernal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Matt Barlow (born 10 April 1970 in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA) is an American heavy metal singer and police officer. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Dark Saga is a concept album by the American heavy metal band Iced Earth. ... Days of Purgatory is Iced Earths fifth album and is a collection of remixes and remakes from previous albums. ... Something Wicked This Way Comes is American heavy metal band Iced Earths fifth album, released on July 7, 1998, by Century Media Records. ... Alive In Athens is one of the best two live metal records so far. ... Horror Show is an album by the American heavy metal band Iced Earth, released June 26, 2001. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DHS redirects here. ... The Glorious Burden is an album by the American Heavy Metal band Iced Earth. ...


Conveniently, singer Tim "Ripper" Owens soon left Judas Priest (to make room for returning original vocalist Rob Halford) and became Iced Earth's new vocalist - Owens is not credited with his "Ripper" nickname while performing with Iced Earth. His first album with the band, The Glorious Burden, is an examination of many aspects of warfare and military figures who have shaped the modern world. Its topics range from the Declaration of Independence to 9/11 to Napoleon Bonaparte, and there are three songs dealing with the Battle of Gettysburg. While Owens is a talented vocalist, many Iced Earth fans have yet to embrace him as a member of the band. Tim Ripper Owens (born Timothy S. Owens on September 13, 1967 in Akron, Ohio) is an American heavy metal singer who currently performs with Iced Earth and Beyond Fear, first gaining attention as the former lead singer of Judas Priest. ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ... Robert John Arthur Halford (born August 25, 1951) is an English singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Judas Priest. ... The Glorious Burden is an album by the American Heavy Metal band Iced Earth. ... The United States Declaration of Independence was an act of the Second Continental Congress, adopted on July 4, 1776, which declared that the Thirteen Colonies in North America were Free and Independent States and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to... The date that commonly refers to the attacks on United States citizens on September 11, 2001 (see the September 11, 2001 Attacks). ... Bonaparte as general Napoleon Bonaparte ( 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a general of the French Revolution and was the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from November 11, 1799 to May 18, 1804, then as Emperor of the French (Empereur des... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America Commanders George G. Meade Robert E. Lee Strength 93,921[1] 71,699[2] Casualties 23,055 (3,155 killed, 14,531 wounded, 5,369 captured/missing)[1] 23,231 (4,708 killed, 12,693 wounded, 5,830 captured/missing...


There is a limited edition where the Gettysburg Trilogy is moved to a second disc and the songs Waterloo and the unplugged version of When the Eagle Cries are added to the first disc. The album's theme became the centre of a controversy after Schaffer gave an interview to Canadian heavy metal magazine Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. After the interview was published, Schaffer accused the magazine of taking him out of context and of pushing an anti-American bias, and subsequently announced that the band would boycott the magazine in the future. However, Schaffer granted Mark Gromen, also of BW&BK and a friend, an interview in issue 101 (Jan/Feb '07) effectively ending the boycott. Jon Ryan Schaffer (born March 15, 1968 in Franklin, Indiana) is a heavy metal guitarist and songwriter. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... A Canadian heavy metal magazine. ... Jon Ryan Schaffer (born March 15, 1968 in Franklin, Indiana) is a heavy metal guitarist and songwriter. ... Anti-American sentiment is a hostility towards or disapproval of the government, culture, history, and/or people of the United States of America. ... Look up Boycott in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Jon Ryan Schaffer (born March 15, 1968 in Franklin, Indiana) is a heavy metal guitarist and songwriter. ...


Drummer Richard Christy left the band in 2004 to join The Howard Stern Show. Richard Christy (born Thomas Richard Christy on April 1, 1974) is an American drummer, comedian, actor, and radio personality who currently works for The Howard Stern Show. ... This article is about the radio show hosted by Howard Stern. ...


Together with Hansi Kürsch - lead singer and former bass player of Blind Guardian - Schaffer is also part of a side project called Demons & Wizards. In 2005, lead vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens and some friends of his started a new heavy metal band called Beyond Fear, which features future Iced Earth bassist Dennis Hayes as well. Hansi Kürsch Hansi Kürsch (born August 10, 1966 in Lank-Latum, Germany) is the lead vocalist of metal band Blind Guardian. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Demons & Wizards is a power metal recording project conceived as a side-project of the metal bands Blind Guardian and Iced Earth. ... Tim Ripper Owens (born Timothy S. Owens on September 13, 1967 in Akron, Ohio) is an American heavy metal singer who currently performs with Iced Earth and Beyond Fear, first gaining attention as the former lead singer of Judas Priest. ... Heavy metal-band started in March, 2005 by Tim Owens. ... Dennis Hayes (born 1950) was the founder of Hayes Communications, a maker of modems mostly known for introducing the Hayes command set which has subsequently been used in most modems produced to this day. ...


In June 2006, Ernie Carletti became the new guitarist, and was to handle most of the guitar solos on Iced Earth's upcoming album. [1]. However, he was arrested a few months later under rape charges [2]. In October 2006, Schaffer announced that Carletti would not be participating in Iced Earth, and would be replaced by Tim Mills. [3] At the same time, drummer Brent Smedley was re-hired for the recording and touring of the new albums, replacing Bobby Jarzombek. [4] Ernie Carletti (born April 9th, 1975 in Childs, Maryland) of is an American guitar player and guitar teacher. ...


In December 2006, Jon announced information about the two upcoming Something Wicked albums.[5] He also announced that the bass guitar duties on the new albums will be handled by James "Bo" Wallace, as well as that the original "Something Wicked" trilogy of the 1998 album Something Wicked This Way Comes would be re-recorded as an EP and will come with a new track "Ten Thousand Strong".[6] On March 16, 2007, Jon Schaffer sent an update to Blabbermouth, with confirmed track listings for both of the new albums and the new single, and the news that Bo Wallace had to leave the band due to family health issues, and will be replaced by Dennis Hayes, of Tim Owens' side project, Beyond Fear.[7]. Just 12 days later, Schaffer updated Blabbermouth again, with the announcement that Tim Mills had to leave the band as well, due to employee problems with his company, Bare Knuckle Pickups. On May 20, Schaffer announced that his friend Troy Seele was the new lead guitarist.[1] Framing Armageddon the band's ninth studio album was released on September 11, 2007. is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Blabbermouth may refer to: Blabbermouth. ... Dennis Hayes is the current bassist for Iced Earth and Beyond Fear, he joined Iced Earth in March 2007 as a replacement for James Bo Wallace and will play on their two upcoming Something Wicked albums. ... Tim Ripper Owens, born as Timothy S. Owens on September 13, 1967 in Akron, Ohio. ... This article is about Beyond Fear, the book. ... Tim Mills is the current Lead Guitarist for Iced Earth, he is also the owner of Bare Knuckle Pickups in North Devon, UK. [edit] External Links http://www. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image:Troy Seele. ...


Iced Earth began their 2007 Wicked European Tour on June 9, 2007, at the Sweden Rock Festival. Following appearances at the RockWave Festival and Wacken Open Air, the band will back up Heaven and Hell and Lamb of God on their British tour in November. June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Sweden Rock Festival is an annual rock/metal festival held in Sweden since 1992. ... For the German town, see Wacken (town). ... Heaven and Hell is a music collaboration featuring current Black Sabbath members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler along with former members Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice (who post-Sabbath worked together in Dio playing songs from their Black Sabbath era together at times). ... Lamb of God is a Grammy-nominated five-piece metal band from Richmond, Virginia, formerly known as Burn the Priest. ...


Sound

Iced Earth's music is often described as Iron Maiden combined with 1980s thrash metal. The most distinctive element of the band's sound is the stuttering right-hand gallop of rhythm guitarist Jon Schaffer, which sounds something like the 'eighth-note, two-sixteenth-notes' gallop made famous by Iron Maiden's bass player/songwriter Steve Harris, sped up tremendously and varied rhythmically. Strong melodic hooks are typically laid over the top of this gallop, sometimes doubled by two guitars playing in harmony. During Barlow's period in the band, the vocals were often low-pitched but with occasional high-pitched screams, however after Owens joined the band the emphasis has shifted to the higher-pitched spectrum. A common element of the band's sound is the frequent usage of double-bass-drumming. Iced Earth's drum work is often highlighted by frequent use of drags and flams on the bass drum, usually intended to complement Schaffer's rhythm guitar. This article is about the band. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by the high speed and aggression. ... Stuttering is a speech disorder in which pronunciation of the (usually) first letter or syllable of a word is repeated involuntarily. ... Jon Ryan Schaffer (born March 15, 1968 in Franklin, Indiana) is a heavy metal guitarist and songwriter. ... Figure 1. ... [[ Figure 1. ... This article is about the band. ... Stephen Percy Harris (born March 12, 1956 in Leytonstone, London, England) is the bassist and primary composer of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... A bass drum is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch. ... In percussion, a drag consists of two consecutive notes played by the same hand (either RR or LL). ... A flam is one of the twenty-six drum rudiments used in drumming music theory. ...


Iced Earth lyrics tend to deal with theological issues such as punishment and sin, destiny, heaven and hell, the Antichrist and the apocalypse. Many of the band's recent albums have been concept albums written around a theme, e.g. the antihero Spawn (The Dark Saga), horror movies (Horror Show), and historical wars (The Glorious Burden). Jon Schaffer also created original stories for concept albums, most notably on Night of the Stormrider, and the band's upcoming "Something Wicked" albums. Look up lyrics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Theology finds its scholars pursuing the understanding of and providing reasoned discourse of religion, spirituality and God or the gods. ... Look up Punishment in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Sin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Destiny (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Heaven (disambiguation). ... This article is about the theological or philosophical afterlife. ... For the Friedrich Nietzsche book, see The Antichrist. ... Look up Apocalypse in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Usually, in popular music, an album of an artist or group simply consists of a number of unconnected songs that the members of the group or the artist have written or have chosen to cover. ... In music, a theme is the initial or primary melody. ... Spawn is a fictional comic book character created by Todd McFarlane. ... The Dark Saga is a concept album by the American heavy metal band Iced Earth. ... Horror Show is an album by the American heavy metal band Iced Earth, released June 26, 2001. ... The Glorious Burden is an album by the American Heavy Metal band Iced Earth. ... Night of the Stormrider is Iced Earths second full-length album and is a concept album about a man who is betrayed by religion and turns away from it in anger. ...


In some songs (such as "Dante's Inferno," "Angels Holocaust," "Damien," and "The Coming Curse") Iced Earth uses the technique of Gregorian chant. Three Iced Earth songs contain female vocals: "A Question of Heaven", "The Phantom Opera Ghost" and "The Awakening", in addition to a remake of "Burnt Offerings" on the Days of Purgatory album. Gregorian chant is the central tradition of Western plainchant, a form of monophonic, unaccompanied sacred song of the Roman Catholic Church. ... Days of Purgatory is Iced Earths fifth album and is a collection of remixes and remakes from previous albums. ...


Discography

The discography for the American heavy metal band Iced Earth. ... Iced Earth is the eponymous debut album by Iced Earth. ... Night of the Stormrider is Iced Earths second full-length album and is a concept album about a man who is betrayed by religion and turns away from it in anger. ... Burnt Offerings is Iced Earths third album, released April 18, 1995, by Century Media Records. ... The Dark Saga is a concept album by the American heavy metal band Iced Earth. ... Something Wicked This Way Comes is American heavy metal band Iced Earths fifth album, released on July 7, 1998, by Century Media Records. ... Horror Show is an album by the American heavy metal band Iced Earth, released June 26, 2001. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Glorious Burden is an album by the American Heavy Metal band Iced Earth. ... Framing Armageddon is the ninth studio album from Iced Earth, released on September 11, 2007. ... Revelation Abomination (Something Wicked Part 2) is the second album in Iced Earths Something Wicked saga of albums, to be released in January or February of 2008. ...

Album cover art

The covers of Something Wicked This Way Comes, Alive in Athens, Horror Show, and Tribute to the Gods depict a fictional character named Set Abominae created by Jon Schaffer. The next two albums for the band (2007's Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Part 1) and 2008's Revelation Abomination (Something Wicked Part 2)) will be centered on this character. According to Schaffer, the story told over both albums will span 10,000 years. Something Wicked This Way Comes is American heavy metal band Iced Earths fifth album, released on July 7, 1998, by Century Media Records. ... Alive In Athens is one of the best two live metal records so far. ... Horror Show is an album by the American heavy metal band Iced Earth, released June 26, 2001. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band that combines influences from thrash metal, power metal, progressive metal and NWOBHM. // History The central figure of Iced Earth is rhythm guitarist and songwriter Jon Schaffer, who formed the band under the name Purgatory in Indiana in 1984. ... Framing Armageddon is the ninth studio album from Iced Earth, released on September 11, 2007. ... Revelation Abomination (Something Wicked Part 2) is the second album in Iced Earths Something Wicked saga of albums, to be released in January or February of 2008. ...


Schaffer also plans to write a graphic novel about Set Abominae. Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ...


The cover art to The Glorious Burden was painted by Leo Hao, a Russian artist famous for drawing covers to Blind Guardian and Aria. Leo Hao is a russian fantasy artist. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For any other meanings of this word, see Aria (disambiguation). ...


Band members

Current members

Tim Ripper Owens (born Timothy S. Owens on September 13, 1967 in Akron, Ohio) is an American heavy metal singer who currently performs with Iced Earth and Beyond Fear, first gaining attention as the former lead singer of Judas Priest. ... Image:Troy Seele. ... Jon Ryan Schaffer (born March 15, 1968 in Franklin, Indiana) is a heavy metal guitarist and songwriter. ... Dennis Hayes is the current bassist for Iced Earth and Beyond Fear, he joined Iced Earth in March 2007 as a replacement for James Bo Wallace and will play on their two upcoming Something Wicked albums. ... Brent Smedley is the current drummer of the Thrash/Power Metal band Iced Earth, he has also played in bands like Oracle, Tempest Reign and Odyssey. ...

Former members

Lead Vocals

  • Gene Adam - lead vocals (1985-1991)
  • John Greely - lead vocals (1991-1992)
  • Matt Barlow - lead vocals (1994-2003)

Gene Adam was the original singer of Iced Earth/Purgatory, he wrote most of the lyrics along with Jon Schaffer and Randall Shawver. ... Matt Barlow (born 10 April 1970 in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA) is an American heavy metal singer and police officer. ...

Lead Guitars

Image:Ralphsantolla. ... Ernie Carletti (born April 9th, 1975 in Childs, Maryland) of is an American guitar player and guitar teacher. ... Tim Mills is the current Lead Guitarist for Iced Earth, he is also the owner of Bare Knuckle Pickups in North Devon, UK. [edit] External Links http://www. ...

Bass

  • Richard Bateman - (1985-1986)
  • Dave Abell - (1987-1996)
  • Keith Menser - (1996)
  • James MacDonough - (1996-2000, 2001-2004)
  • Steve DiGiorgio - (2000-2001)
  • James "Bo" Wallace - (2006-2007)

James MacDonough was born on April 3, 1970 in Jacksonville, Florida U.S.A. and is currently the bassist for Megadeth. ... Steve DiGiorgio Steve DiGiorgio (born November 7, 1967, Waukegan, Illinois) is an American musician. ...

Drums

This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mark Prator American born drummer, Recording engineer/producer, and studio owner, most famous for producing a long list of Florida Death Metal bands including Obituary. ... Richard Christy (born Thomas Richard Christy on April 1, 1974) is an American drummer, comedian, actor, and radio personality who currently works for The Howard Stern Show. ... Bobby Jarzombek is a drummer. ...

References

  1. ^ Jon Schaffer announces Ernie Carletti on Iced Earth Message Board
  2. ^ Blabbermouth.Net: ICED EARTH Guitarist Waives Extradition, Returns To Delaware To Face Rape Charges - Sep. 18, 2006
  3. ^ Blabbermouth.net: ICED EARTH Mainman Announces New Guitarist - Oct. 12, 2006
  4. ^ Blabbermouth.Net: ICED EARTH: Drummer BRENT SMEDLEY Rejoins The Fold - Oct. 9, 2006
  5. ^ Jon Schaffer's announcement about the two upcomining Something Wicked album
  6. ^ Blabbermouth.Net: ICED EARTH To Enter Studio In February - Dec. 31, 2006
  7. ^ Blabbermouth.Net: ICED EARTH Completes Work On New Single; More Album Details Revealed

Brent Smedley(2007-Present)


External links

Iced Earth at online databases


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Iced Earth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1192 words)
Iced Earth is currently working on their new album, which is due for release in 2007.
Iced Earth's drumwork is often highlighted by frequent use of drags and flams on the bass drum, usually intended to complement Schaffer's rhythm guitar.
Iced Earth lyrics tend to deal with theological issues such as punishment and sin, destiny, heaven and hell, the antichrist and the apocalypse.
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Iced Earth's first CD with former Judas Priest vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens at the microphone not only lives up to its pre-release hype but surpasses it, delivering a rich, explosive listening experience that not only transcends the metal genre but brings to it an entirely new level of excellence.
Hopefully, Iced Earth will record more than two CDs with Owens at the mike and, although the songwriting department is handled quite ably in Iced Earth by Jon Schaffer, hopefully Owens will get his licks in there as well.
Iced Earth's "Tribute to the Gods" is one of those.
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